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Developer(s) Monolith Soft
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch platform icon
Genre(s) Role-playing
Rating(s)
ESRB  PEGI  ACB

05ESRB - T  03PEGI 12  03Australian Classification Board - M

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (JP) is a direct sequel to Xenoblade Chronicles, releasing on the Nintendo Switch as the third entry in the Xenoblade series. The RPG released on December 1st, 2017 It is a game more story driven than its predecessor, Xenoblade Chronicles X and its art style is more reminiscent of Japanese animation.

Gameplay

Plot

The game is about a scavenger named Rex, a Driver, who promised to a Blade named Pyra to seek out Elysium a place known to be a paradise. They aim to achieve this before the death of the Titans, massive beasts that are homes to the various civilizations of their world.

Development

Reveal

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was first revealed during the Nintendo Switch presentation on January 12, 2017, the presentation only featured a trailer of the game in Japanese.

E3 2017

During the Nintendo Spotlight of E3 2017 a second trailer was shown as well as a gameplay presentation during the livestream of the Nintendo Treehouse.

End of the soundtrack recording

On August 10, 2017, the Twitter account of Yasunori Mitsuda, a composer of the game, announced that the development team finished the recording of the soundtrack of the game.

Gamescom 2017

On August 25, 2017, a new gameplay sequence was shown at the Gamescom 2017. The sequence put emphasis on the new battle possibilities that the new Blade mechanic offer, a new area was also shown and bits of quests could also be seen during the presentation.

Official website

On September 5, 2017, a dedicated section was opened on the American version of the Nintendo website. This section reveal new details on the story of the game and the characters featured in it.

Nintendo Direct (9/13/2017)

During the Nintendo Direct that was broadcasted on September 13, 2017, an extended presentation of the game and its world was shown and a collector edition was announced.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Direct

The Nintendo Direct revealed a dual-audio DLC pack for free at launch. The trailer also revealed Pyra's alternate form, Mythra. The Direct delved into the game's systems explaining the functions of all the Blades, more depth in the combat and the trading mechanic.

Expansion Pass

Revealed on November 7, this expansion pass will be available for purchase on launch day. The expansion pass includes the following

  • Support Items for Your Journey - December 2017
  • New Quests for the Main Game - January 2018
  • New Rare Blade - Spring 2018
  • New Chanllenge Battle Mode - Summer 2018
  • A Brand-New Story and Adventure! - Autumn 2018

Reception


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